Pakistan’s new leader could boost use of LNG

Pakistan’s former energy minister is now its interim prime minister, a move that could support use of imported gas Pakistan’s former energy minister is now its interim prime minister, a move that could support use of imported gas.
By Garima Chitkara 9 August 2017 0 27115
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pakistan’s interim prime minister. (PA)

The recent change in Pakistan’s leadership could accelerate the country’s reliance on LNG, analysts have told Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

Nawaz Sharif resigned as Pakistan’s prime minister on 29 July after coming under scrutiny in a corruption investigation. His interim replacement is former Natural Resources Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who has played a key role in the promotion of LNG in Pakistan’s energy mix.

Abbasi’s tenure as interim prime minister could accelerate the pace of Pakistan’s shift to LNG, according to Micha’el Tanchum, fellow at the...

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